"It's truly a Black Monday for all of us who worked so hard to put out the (news) product we were asked to do," one fired employee told CL media writer Shannon Reichley.
The move effectively guts the operation, though it will continue to broadcast news as part of a more statewide newscast with its sister operation in Raleigh.
News 14 Carolina began operating with a million-dollar, state-of-the-art digital newsroom in June of 2002. The move is disappointing, though expected by many since a recent ownership upheaval. Co-owner Belo sold its half of the partnership to TWC a few weeks ago, but not before completely closing down News 14 clones in Austin and Houston.
More in the CL print edition Wednesday...